Congratulations to Purificación López-Garcia (ESE) and her team who won the CNRS silver medal 2017 !
This medal prizes research which is particularly original and important, recognized both in France and throughout the world.
The work of Purificación López-Garcia, interdisciplinary, addresses biological evolution on Earth from the origin of life to the diversification of the great kingdoms of organisms.
What is IDEEV?
IDEEV (Institute for the Diversity, Ecology and Evolution of the Living World) is a research federation, comprising four founder units and fifteen associated teams which are all located on the Gif/Orsay campus.
IDEEV’s main fields of research are ecology and evolution, involving a wide range of organisms such as prokaryotes (bacteria and archea) and eukaryotes (microorganisms, plants, fungi and animals). Several approaches are used, from quantitative genetics to functional ecology including biology, genetics and population genomics. Various levels are considered from genome to ecosystems, using high throughput sequencing technology. One of the main aims of the research conducted at IDEEV is to study the origins, preservation and evolution of biodiversity. This includes in particular the reaction of ecosystems and their associated species to environmental change, whether this is of anthropogenic origin or not.
Ecoutez la présentation du projet IDEEV par Pierre Capy, Directeur de la fédération de recherche.